Summer Day Camps

Summer Day Camp at the Y provides a safe and fun place for campers to make friends, learn new skills, and stay active


With over 40 camps to choose from, we have something for every child’s interests. Our fun, full day camps are offered from 7 am – 6 pm daily.

For a detailed description of all of our camps, please view or download the Summer Camp Guide. You can also pick up a printed copy at the registration desk of the Downtown YMCA on Market Street in Frederick or the Green Valley Y on Fingerboard Road in Monrovia. 


Summer Day Camp at the Y provides a safe and fun place for campers to make friends, learn new skills, and stay active. Throughout the summer, campers engage in value-based programs including swimming, sports, arts and crafts, team-building games, and more!

 

SPORTS CAMPS

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BasketballCheerleading
Campers will improve their shooting, dribbling and passing skills through a variety of fun drills, "lead-up" games and mini-tournaments.Stunt, Jump, Cheer, Dance, and Tumble your way through Cheer Camp. Campers will build self-confidence, leadership, and teamwork while learning basic cheer skills.
Dodge BallFlag Football
Duck, Dive, and Dodge your way into this fun camp that plays a wide variety of dodge ball games as well as outdoor throwing and agility drills.Campers are introduced to basic skills and concepts of the game including running, catching, and throwing. They will also learn to execute plays while participating in an actual game setting.
GolfGymnastics
Campers will learn basic golf skills in a fun camp where they will experience putting, driving, rules, etiquette, and safety using the First Tee curriculum. Campers visit a local golf course twice during camp.Gymnasts of all abilities will enjoy learning and improving their skills on the vault, bars, beam, and floor exercise.
KarateSoccer
Campers will develop character and self-confidence while learning discipline, and the basic foundation needed for proper self-defense training.This camp is a Kick! It's great for beginners and the soccer enthusiast looking to improve their foot skills, agility, and positioning. Campers will experience individualized player development within a team setting.
Sports Unlimited - IndoorSports Unlimited - Outdoor
So many sports -so little time. A wide variety of sports will be played where each day is a different sport experience. Fitness, teamwork and fun are emphasized. Campers will meet in the gymnasium and play indoor based games.This camp has the same focus as Indoor Sports Unlimited. Campers will participate outside and concentrate on outdoor based games.
TennisVolleyball
Learn court awareness, make new friends, and have fun while improving footwork, tennis strokes, and agility. This camp take place off-site and includes pool time each afternoon.Bump, set, spike! Campers will improve basic volleyball skills through drills, games, and tournaments. Additional focus areas include teamwork & sportsmanship.

ARTS CAMPS

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Dance & Theater CampsLanguage Camps
A wide variety of dance and performing art camps will provide campers the opportunity to explore dance and theater from all angles including history, vocabulary, music, and performance. Parents will be invited to observe the last day of each week.

-Dance Exploration
-Musical Theater
-Story Ballet
Campers will have the opportunity to learn the basics of a new language including simple conversation skills, classroom vocabulary, colors, and numbers. Campers will also study culture, learn songs & dances, create arts & crafts, and make tasty treats. Language instruction is taught by native or fluent speakers.

-Chinese
-French
-Sign Language
-Spanish
Imagination Station
This creative arts based camp is geared for campers who will construct projects and participate in imagination activities centered on themes. Campers also enjoy swimming and outdoor recreation.

SPECIALTY CAMPS

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CodingCommunity Connections
Join us on an exploration of online programs that teach computer programming through fun interactive games. We will learn to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically.Community Connections is designed to get campers involved in their community by way of service-learning. Through service projects and local trips, Community Connections leaves participants with a positive and lasting impression by having them work together to help make a difference in their community where it is needed the most.
CookingHeroic Adventures
Campers will love the opportunity to learn firsthand about cooking and food preparation. They will also experience a field trip to a local restaurant to work with the "pros" to create a food masterpiece.Campers will unleash their creativity and work together to save the day.

THEME WEEKS INCLUDE:

-Gladiator
-Secret Agent
-Super Hero
-Wild West
Culinary ClassroomScience Surrounds Us
Campers will have fun learning the basics of cooking and baking, all while focusing on educational concepts in the kitchen. Areas of study include: math skills, vocabulary/reading, science, geography and international cultures.This camp promises to make science fun! Science Camp will use guided discovery to help kids understand the science that "surrounds" us each and every day!
Space Odyssey @ The Green Valley Y
A summer camp experience with games, crafts and activities centered on a space/universe theme. Campers will experience many opportunities to use STEM activities as we explore the universe and beyond. This camp will also include a field trip to the Air and Space Museum and much more!
PREMIUM SPECIALTY CAMPS
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HorsemanshipFashion
This camp provides kids with a well rounded experience. The Y's fashion camp is designed for girls who would like to explore the world of fashion and discover their own individual style. Campers will have the opportunity to create unique outfits and participate in an end of the week fashion show. Price includes field trips to local establishments to help campers create their look!
Kids Unlimited
A wonderful summer camping experience serving children with special needs. Campers are divided into groups for age appropriate activities. Field trips are planned as well as inclusion opportunities with general Y camps. Transportation from the Downtown Y to the Myersville location can be arranged through Kelly Presnell During Registration.
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EXCURSION CAMPS

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Happy Trails @ The Green Valley YOutdoorsman
Campers will hike the trails on the Y's property in Urbana as well as paths surrounding the Villages of Urbana while investigating nature's treasures. Campers will learn about ecosystem conservation and participate in the care and keeping of our Youth Garden.Through a partnership with Thorpewood, this outdoor camp experience provides a wonderful opportunity to kids to experience all the wonder and beauty of nature. Campers will go fishing, rock climbing, hiking, canoeing, and so much more. This year, each week includes one optional overnight camping trip on Thursday night!
Teen TrekYMCA Camp West Mar Day Camp
If your teenagers think that they are too old for summer camp, then this camp is perfect for them. Teen Trek travels to a different location each day including theme parks, sporting events, pools and water parks, outdoor adventures, and so much more. Weekly price includes costs of admissions to daily excursions.Nestled in the foothills of the Catoctin Mountains, Camp West Mar gives kids a perfect opportunity to experience all the best of the great outdoors. Campers will enjoy daily swims in the pool, hiking, craft projects, outdoor games, canoeing and field trips to Cunningham Falls.

TRADITIONAL CAMPS

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Market StreetPreschool Adventure
This camp offers weekly theme based activities and campers participate in a wide variety of traditional camp activities including songs and games that they will play and sing for years to come. This camp has been a favorite of Y campers for years!A great first full-day camping experience for the younger camper. Children will experience a full day of fun centered on weekly themes. Fun activities include arts and crafts, story time, outdoor adventures, water play and swimming. Children must be potty trained.
Mixing It Up!C.I.T. - Counselor In Training
Due to recent changes in the Frederick County Public Schools' calendar, we will offer a modified Day Camp at the Downtown Y during weeks 10 & 11. Many of our summer camp staff are college students and return to school a few weeks prior to FCPS's first day back for the 2017-18 school year. These changes will ensure that camp is still a safe and fun experience! The modifications will help us to comply with state mandated regulations regarding staff-to-child ratios.Interested in working with children? The Counselor-In-Training (CIT) program is designed to give teens the opportunity to gain valuable life skills through a work-like experience. The focus of the program is hands on learning, promoting teamwork, and providing a positive, safe, and fun atmosphere.
The CITs will participate in skill development and team building workshops, as well as spend time assisting camp counselors in a specific group as assigned by the camp director. The CIT will have opportunities to assist with the overall implementation of activities and supervision of campers, while maintaining a positive, encouraging, and motivation attitude towards all summer staff, campers and activities.
Individuals who wish to apply for the Counselor In Training program may download an application from the Forms & Documents section under the 'About' tab on our website.
B.A.S.E. Summer Fun
Fun-filled full day program based out of selected elementary schools throughout the county for children grades K-5 for the 2016-2017 school year. Weekly price includes field trips, on site presentations and special events. Each week will feature a different theme.

LOCATIONS:

- Ballenger Creek Elementary (Weeks 1-10)
- Carroll Manor Elementary (Weeks 1-9)
- Centerville Elementary (Weeks 1-9)
- Glade Elementary (Weeks 1-10)
- North Frederick Elementary (Weeks 1-9)
- Whittier Elementary (Weeks 1-8)
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YMCA Camp West Mar

YMCA Camp West Mar
A stay-away camp right here in Frederick County! Located in the Catoctin Mountains, north of Frederick, YMCA Camp West Mar is 72 acres of woodlands. Campers will sleep in cabins and experience the beautiful nature setting from sun-up to sun-down. Activities will include camp games, swimming in the pool, nature crafts, and learning & exploration.
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